Liverpool could have easily beaten Arsenal - Robertson

Ross Houston
November 4, 2018

The end result 1-1 does not satisfy any of the two squad as both are vulnerable to Chelsea's and Manchester City's performances.

Scoring a crucial late goal against a rival is one of the best feelings for any footballer - and Hector Bellerin did not hide his emotions after Lacazette's strike on Saturday. But perhaps that isn't entirely fair for Liverpool; after all, this is an Arsenal side that has improved significantly since then, one riding a 14-game unbeaten streak. He scores important goals, makes important challenges, is a good passer of the ball and nearly always completes 90 minutes. It may have only been a point - Emery declaring himself "only 50% happy because I wanted to win" - but they had seen enough to build on the optimism created by what is now a 13-game unbeaten run. Last year's 3-3 was one of the most entertaining matches of the year for neutrals, but the sides came close to matching it in a thrilling 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Arsenal started the half the better side once again but it was Liverpool who broke the deadlock as Milner hit home with a low hard shot after the loose ball falling to him at the edge of the box.

"They played some good football and there were spells in the game when we had to rough it out and try to defend".

James Milner may not get the plaudits Liverpool's front three receive on a consistent basis, but his importance to the team is undeniable.

It was a slightly odd game, one that Arsenal dominated for long periods and yet one which Liverpool had enough clear-cut chances to have won fairly comfortably.

It was match commentator Peter Drury that said it, but the whole footballing world surely knows it and is taking notice of the football that Unai Emery has Arsenal playing this season, putting them back on the map at the top of the English game.

"It was very intense. But the atmosphere and the character of the team right now is very good".

"If insane things happen then maybe we have to think new, but I don't expect that", Klopp said. When we had the ball it was good, we were a threat, we were in behind.

That's a shame. Second half we changed formation a bit and it helped us today. With the chances we created, we should have scored a few more goals.

Klopp acknowledged the courage in Emery's style when he said: "Arsenal did this before this year when they pretty much brought on all of their strikers". I was actually waiting for Van Persie and Bergkamp! Let's face it, this was no surprise, as Arsenal aren't accustomed to leading in the first half. Arsenal kept at it and got a point.

"Officials are human beings and sometimes we all make mistakes".

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